Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Reel For The Ridings

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A REEL FOR THE RIDINGS (J4x40) 4C set K Helm Competition Dances 1989

1- 8 1M+3L also 2M+4L set and change places RH, 1L+3M also 2L+4M set and change places RH
9-16 1L+4L cross (between partners) and cast back to place as 1M+4M cross and cast inwards back to places, 1s and 4s turn corners (dancing out sides) to BtoB diagonally facing corners
17-24 All dance double diagonal reels of 4 giving LH in centre and 2s+1s also 4s+3s ½ turn RH on sides to end in original places
25-32 1s+2s set and dance ½ RH across, 1s+3s set and dance ½ LH across, 1s+4s set and dance ½ RH across, all turn partners LH 1½ times

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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